Doggy Portraits & Fun with Licks Oh La La

Here’s a post to cheer you all up on a Monday morning back at work following a lovely weekend of glorious weather (at long last!).

We take a fond look back at an event we collaborated with our friends at Licks Oh La La.

I’ve never previously had any requests or reasons to photograph dogs, but I was approached by Josie at Licks if I would be interested in taking some dog portraits for a dog contest that they were holding at their shop in Walton on the Hill, Surrey.

Whilst it’s not something that I had ever envisaged myself doing, I thought that I’d give it a whirl – it was something different, it looked like it could be fun, especially working with Josie and her daughter Kelly, as they both have an incredible passion and enthusiasm for what they do.

It certainly was indeed different, and it was definitely not easy… animals have a mind of their own, and unlike humans, they’re far less likely to sit or do what you want them to do!  Something that can cause you a head ache when you’re working with studio lighting.  Fortunately I had the fabulous Kelly assisting me, and she was an experienced pro at getting the dogs attentions when required – without her I think they would literally have given me the run around, pardon the pun!

We met a wide array of breeds of dog, including some that were dressed in accessories and clothing, which made for some very fun and entertaining portraits.

Why not have a look here below to meet some of the contestants…

 

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Dog Portraits/Contest at Licks Oh La La in Walton on the Hill – 1st December 2012

We’re teaming up with our friends at Licks Oh La La on Saturday 1st December at their shop in Walton-on-the-hill to conduct a Dog Contest.

The contest will oversee three different categories;
• Prettiest Princess
• Handsome Prince
• Celebrity Dog Look-a-like

Each dog entered in the competition will have it’s portrait professionally photographed by our good selves here at Everlasting Moments as part of the judging procedure.

Owners will then be able to purchase prints of the portraits afterwards should they wish to do so.

Entry fee is only £2 per dog.

So why not come along and enter your dog into the contest taking advantage of having a professional pet portrait taken, whilst also enjoying an opportunity to browse Licks Oh La La’s fine selection of doggie accessories?  They have a fab range of goodies for your doggie, so why not treat your beloved pet to a christmas pressie that they deserve?

Also in tandem to the dog contest, Walton-on-the-hill will be holding a Street Christmas Fair that same afternoon/evening which will be hosted by the Children’s Trust Tadworth. This will feature mulled wine, a Santa’s grotto and various stalls.

Why not come and get into the Christmas spirit and join us?

Please pass on these details to any family and friends that you know who might be interested.

We look forward to seeing you!

 

Dog Contest at Licks Oh La La in Walton-on-the-hill in Tadworth on Saturday 1st December 2012 - supporting the Children's Trust Tadworth